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CHAPTER 1 Introduction: Definitions and History Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology by Ronald Riggio
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What is Industrial/ Organizational Psychology? Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes. Industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology is the specialty area within psychology that is concerned with: The study of behavior in work settings. The application of psychology principles to change work behavior.
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The Science and Practice of Industrial/Organizational Psychology I/O psychology has two objectives: 1. To conduct research in an effort to increase our knowledge and understanding of human work behavior. 2. To apply that knowledge to improve work behavior, the work environment, and the psychological conditions of the worker.
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Industrial/Organizational Psychology Around the turn of the 20 th century, Frederick Taylor, an engineer, believed that scientific principles could be applied to the study of work behavior. Scientific management
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